"Smart Grids" - Intelligent power supply networks

"Smart Grids" - Intelligent power supply networks

In the future, new technology will better equip power grids for the demands of tomorrow. More flexible grid management should make the increasing proportion of renewable energy sources compatible with conventional infrastructures associated with power stations. The variety and number of these decentralised power plants require a revision in how we manage power grids – so-called intelligent networks or "smart grids":

  • Improved coordination of energy requirements and energy generation, e.g. via intelligent switching of loads depending on the energy available
  • Using modern IT technology, like the internet, sensors, control systems and wireless transmission devices
  • "Smart metering" – digital current meters measure electricity consumption where customers are connected to the grid
  • Shifting household consumption away from peak load periods
  • Starting flexible applications such as washing machines outside peak load periods, at the initiation of a utility provider

The Lucas-Nuelle training systems have been designed in anticipation of these developments:

  • Smart measuring instruments provided with various communication interfaces (e.g. LAN, RS485, USB) and control elements
  • SCADA Power Engineering Lab software for the intelligent control and evaluation of smart grids using Soft PLC
  • SCADA software designed for educational purposes
  • Permits investigation of dynamically alternating loads and power generation inside the laboratory
  • Intelligent energy management
  • Modular integration of renewable energies into a smart grid using protective engineering
  • Wind power plant with doubly-fed asynchronous generator (DFIG) and synchronisation to the grid
  • Interactive multimedia training course

Training system on the generation, transmission, distribution, protection and management of electrical energy:

  • Energy management, smart grid training system

  • Energy generation, regenerative energy generation

  • High-voltage transmission lines, protective systems